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Abase
To lower; degrade
Abdicate
To give up; relinquish
Abed
In/on a bed
Aberration
Deviation
Abet
Encourage
Abeyance
A state of temporary inactivity
Abidance
Toleration; compliance
Abject
Sunk to a low condition
Abjure
Repudiate; renounce; deny
Ablution
Cleansing
Abnegate
Renounce; deny oneself of a commodity
Aboriginal
Primitive
Aboveboard
Honest; without trickery
Abrade
To wear away a surface by friction
Abrasion
That which is rubbed off
Abridge
To shorten while keeping necessities
Abrogate
To abolish, repeal
Abscess
Pus in the body
Abscond
To depart secretly, as to escape
Absolution
Forgiveness
Abstemious
Characterized by abstinence
Abstruse
Difficult; complicated
Abut
To touch at a boundary line
Accede
To agree
Accession
Induction (into a position)
Acclaim
To shout out
Accost
To speak to boldly or aggressively, as with demand or request
Accouter
To outfit
Acerbity
Sourness, bitterness
Achillean
Invulnerable
Achromatic
Colorless
Acquiesce
To comply
Acquit
To free or clear (from accusation)
Acreage
A quantity of land
Acrid
Repungent or bitter
Acrimony/Acrimonious
Bitterness/bitter
Acumen
Keenness of intellect
Adamant
Hard; impenetrable
Addendum
Something added/to be added
Addle
To make worthless or inefficient
Adduce
To bring forward for consideration
Adjudge
To bestow or award
Adjunct
Something attached to something else in a subordinate position
Adjuration
Vehement appeal
Adjutant
Auxiliary (giving assistance or support)
Admonish/admonition
Reprove gently/gentle reproval
Ado
Unnecessary activity
Adroit
Skillful
Adulterate
Make impure
Adumbrate
To represent beforehand in outline
Adverse
Opposing
Adversity
Misfortune; calamitous event
Advert
Turn attention to (used with "to") or refer incidentally, ALSO, an advertisement
Advisory
Not mandatory
Advocacy/advocate
The act of pleading a cause/one who pleads the cause of another
Affable
Easy to approach
Affectation
An artificial display or deliberate pretense
Affix
To fasten
Affluence
A profuse or abundant supply (of wealth)
Affront
An open insult or indignity